Certifiable Q&A for October 6, 2000

Welcome to Certifiable, your exam prep headquarters. Here you'll find questions about some of the tricky areas that are fair game for the certification exams. Following the questions, you'll find the correct answers and explanatory text. We change the questions biweekly.

Test Questions (October 6, 2000)
Test Answers (October 6, 2000)

Questions (October 6, 2000)
Before we turn to the questions, I want to issue a small correction. In the September 8 Certifiable column, I implied that Exam 70-216 is a Windows 2000 MCSE elective, and several readers pointed out that it is, in fact, a core exam. I was trying to say that you should consider Exam 70-059 a *mandatory* elective for the Windows NT MCSE because of TCP/IP’s pervasiveness. Microsoft plans to retire Exam 70-059 at the end of the year, but if you're pursuing the NT MCSE, you'll find that studying for Exam 70-059 will give you a head start in preparing for Exam 70-216, which focuses on TCP/IP’s role in Win2K. I apologize for any confusion I caused by mentioning Exam 70-216 while discussing NT MCSE electives.

The following questions test your understanding of disk quotas (a feature that's new to Win2K), RAID support (a feature whose functionality has changed from NT), and file permissions on an NTFS volume's shared folder (a feature whose configuration still plagues administrators every day). Experienced MCSEs should focus on learning Win2K's new features and its improvements on NT 4.0 features. However, some skills, such as setting permissions properly on NTFS and shared folders, are still job-critical skills that Microsoft considers fair game for testing. Keep in mind that Microsoft wants to determine whether NT 4.0 MCSEs remember how to perform those critical tasks, and prepare accordingly.

Question 1
On the D drive of a Windows 2000 server, you have used the Win2K quota management service to assign 100MB disk quotas to all user folders. Recently, your backup administrator moved some large files from the C drive to a user’s folder on the D drive. Before the administrator moved the files, the user's folder contained 80MB of files. However, the folder now contains 150MB of files. Your backup administrator didn't report any problems when adding files to the folder, and you're certain that you configured the quota system correctly to limit user folders to 100MB. Why does the folder contain 150MB of files? (Choose the best answer.)

  1. The user is not the owner of the files you moved.
  2. The user's personal directory is exempt from the disk quota.
  3. The administrator moved the files from a FAT partition.
  4. Files you move from another partition are exempt from the quota.
  5. The files are compressed.

Question 2
When you upgraded from Windows NT Server 4.0 to Windows 2000 Server, you migrated a mirror set. After several months in service, a disk has failed. The Disk Management service reports the status of the mirror set as "Failed Redundancy"; the status of the disk is "online." What should you do? (Choose two.)

  1. Replace the failed basic disk with a dynamic disk and use Repair Volume.
  2. Replace the failed basic disk with another basic disk and use Repair Volume.
  3. If the status doesn't change to "Healthy," replace both disks and restore from backup.
  4. If the status doesn't change to "Healthy," choose "Regenerate Mirror."

Question 3
Carlos is a member of the Domain Users and Telemarketing domain global groups at your company. Department managers are members of the Managers domain global group and have Full Control access to a shared folder called Timesheet on your Windows 2000 server. The Telemarketing department manager is on vacation, and Carlos is in charge of updating timesheets for the department. Carlos just called to tell you that he can read files in the Timesheet share, but he can't save changes. You check the permissions and NTFS security and find the following configuration:

Timesheet share permissions:
Managers—Full Control 
Domain Users—Read 
Timesheet security permissions:
Managers—Full Control
Domain Users—Read

Which of the following steps can you take to enable Carlos to open timesheet files and save changes while granting him the fewest permissions? (Choose the best answer.)

  1. Give the Telemarketing group Read access to the share.
  2. Remove Carlos from the Telemarketing group.
  3. Ask Carlos to access the files directly by logging on to your server.
  4. Add Carlos to the Managers group.
  5. Remove Carlos from the Domain Users group.

Answers (October 6, 2000)

Answer to Question 1
The correct answer is A—the user is not the owner of the files you moved. Administrators are exempt from disk quotas. When the backup administrator moved the files from the C drive into the user's personal folder, the exemption from quotas applied to the files the administrator copied. B, C, and D are incorrect because you can't set quotas at the directory level, only at the volume level, and quota limits apply to all the files that belong to a user, regardless which partition they originated from and which file system that partition uses. E is incorrect because compression doesn't affect disk quota limits—the system calculates a file's size based on its uncompressed size.

Answer to Question 2
The correct answer is B—replace the failed basic disk with another basic disk and use Repair Volume, and D—if the status doesn't change to "Healthy," choose "Regenerate Mirror." On a mirror set on a basic disk, you can't replace the failed disk with a dynamic disk (A)—you must replace it with a basic disk. If no basic disk is available, the Repair Volume option doesn't appear, and you can't repair the mirror set. The status changes to "Regenerating," then "Healthy." If the status doesn't change to "Healthy," resynchronize the mirror set.

Answer to Question 3
The correct answer is C—ask Carlos to access the files directly by logging on to your server. NTFS security applies at the local server, and share security applies for users connecting over the network. Because Carlos is a member of the Telemarketing group, if he logs on to the server where the files are stored locally, he can access and change them because the Telemarketing group has Change permissions. Granting the Telemarketing group Read access to the Timesheet share (A) wouldn't let Carlos modify timesheet files. If you add Carlos to the Managers group (D), he will have Full Control access to the documents from wherever he logs on, which gives him too much access. Removing Carlos from Domain Users (E) would prevent him from even reading the timesheet files across the network.

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